Floyd Mayweather Jr., a former five-division champion and one of the top pound-for-pound stars of the era, will end a 16-month layoff when he challenges welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17.
“My fans have been waiting long enough. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz. September 17, 2011 for the WBC World Championship,” Mayweather tweeted Tuesday afternoon to make the announcement.
Details of the pay-per-view fight, including which network will handle it and the specific site, are being worked out, Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer, Ortiz’s promoter, told ESPN.com.
But Floyd Mayweather said he will be ready.